2 dead in plane crash at Casa Grande Municipal Airport - Tucson News Now

Plane in fatal crash registered to Tucson company

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According an FAA spokesman, the plane crashed while attempting to land at Casa Grande Municipal Airport. (Source: Gary Couch) According an FAA spokesman, the plane crashed while attempting to land at Casa Grande Municipal Airport. (Source: Gary Couch)
The plane was destroyed by fire. (Source: CBS 5) The plane was destroyed by fire. (Source: CBS 5)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The plane involved in a fatal crash in Casa Grande was registered to a Tucson company, an FAA spokesman said.

Two people died in the crash this morning at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport. The identities of the victims has not yet been released.

According to FAA public affairs manager Ian Gregor, the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air was registered to an unnamed Tucson company.

Gregor said the plane crashed at about 11:35 while attempting to land at the airport. The plane was destroyed by fire.

Assistant Fire Chief from the Casa Grande Fire Department James Morgan, said the plane was coming in on the runaway when it crashed.

"As the plane came in, approximately mid field it began to take a rapid decent. It hit a hard left bank, sounded like the air craft stalled careening to the ground and it burst into flames on impact."

The FAA would not confirm the plane's tail number before the victims' next of kin have been notified.

Gregor said an FAA investigator is on the scene and that the NTSB will lead the investigation.

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